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news special report. president obama is about to hold a white house news conference. >> this is the first time since march 1st that the president has held a white house news conference. it's only the second white house news conference this year. bill plante is at the white house. bill, good morning. >> tkpwofrpg to you, nora. there's no particular reason for this news conference. the president thought it would be a good idea to answer some questions before his trip to folks colater this week. this is the 100th day of the be second term. there's been a lot of criticism that he hasn't gotten much accomplished. he may see this as a way to relaunch his efforts. we know he will be asked about syria, immigration, gun control which failed miserably. immigration is live only because he managed to stay out of it. and other topics certain to come up, the debt, the coming limits on spending which will be a big fight in congress this summer, and who gets blamed of course is always a major concern of the white house. the public either blames congress or the president. the preside
to speak to those americans evacuated from benghazi, but claim the white house won't release the names. the administration argues they have answered all relevant questions. president obama said tuesday he remains focused on finding out what happened. >> our job with respect to benghazi has been to fin out exactly what happened. to make sure that the u.s. embassy, not just in the middle east, but around the world are safe and secure. and to bring those who carried it out to justice. >> but eight months later, no suspects and no arrests. this week, the families of the fallen will see the names of their loved ones unveiled here at the u.s. state department. added to the list ambassador chris stevens, glen dougherty, ty woods, and sean smith. the union representing the foreign service says some members have questions about how these deaths could have been avoided. secretary kerry and vice president biden about honor the victims and other fallen service officers at a ceremony held here tomorrow. >> margaret brennan, thanks. >>> several wildfires burning in california. m
to speak to those americans evacuated from benghazi but claim the white house won't release the names. the administration argues that they have answered all relevant questions. president obama said tuesday he remains focused on finding out what happened. >> our job with respect to benghazi has been to find out exactly what happened, to make sure that u.s. embassies, not just in the middle east but around the world, are safe and secure, and to bring those who carried it out to justice. >> but eight months later there are no suspects and no arrests. this week the families of the fallen will see the names of their loved ones unveiled here at the u.s. state department. added to the list, ambassador chris stevens, glen doherty, ty woods, and sean smith. the union representing the foreign service also has questions about how these deaths could have been carried. they'll honor others aet a ceremony held here tomorrow. >> all right. margaret brennan, thank you. >>> and several wildfires are burning in california. much of southern california is under a red flag warning. that's because of wind,
at least as it concerns background checks president obama will work this issue well and continue to work. the white house believes there is polling data that for some of the senators that voted against the background check amendment the first time they can change their minds, that is something the white house is trying to do. >> senator manchin wants to do something, struggling to find a way to come back. >> absolutely. you see families putting pressure on the democratic senators. that's why the white house remains hopeful? >> reporter: the big question the white house has to answer does it use the same background check language and apply more political pressure and hope it can win, or does it change the language to attract senators that disliked the first time. they hope it will work to their advantage in 2014 and that's a fact that the white house must consider as it looks to legislation and the underlying politics. norah and charlie. >> major garrett, thanks. >>> unemployment hitting a four-year low. the jobless rate went down to 7.5%. employers added 165,000 j
ovulation so there's an important distinction there. >> chip reid thank you. >>> president obama leaves tomorrow for costa rica. yesterday he held a wide-ranging news conference. bill plante is at the white house. good morning, bill. >> good morning, charlie. good morning norah. the gun bill sale the sequester appears here to stay and immigration reform is still a glimmer of hope largely because the president has stayed out of it. so here's the way the question was put to him yesterday. do you still have the juice to get anything done. with congress out of session, republicans were out of position to respond as the president charged that the lack of progress on big issues is the fault of members of congress unable to look beyond re-election. >> their base thinks that compromise with me is somehow a betrayal. they're worried about primaries, and i understand all that. >> even some democrats have expressed concern about implications of the president's signature health care bill. >> if you already got health insurance, then that part of obama care that affects you,
. there seems to be mixed messages coming from the white house. syrian opposition members say they know of no plans to arm these syrian rebels on the ground but we are also hearing that president obama seemed to indicate in his press conference yesterday that the use of chemical weapons has not been explored enough and that it raises more questions really than it answers. >> what we now have is evidence that chemical weapons have been used inside of syria but we don't know how they were used, when they were used, who used them. we don't have a chain of custody that establishes what exactly happened. >> reporter: as the president spoke more video emerged online of people claiming to have been exposed to chemical weapons. as with all such claims thus far they are impossible to verify. that has not stopped panic from spreading inside syria where fears of a large scale chemical attack are growing. in a letter attained by margaret brennan, the leader of the free syrian army asked president obama for support from the u.s. in dealing with the threat of chemical weapons. and warned that the cos
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